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Creating an Elder Abuse Forensic Center: Tools for Your Community

Since the Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center was launched, we have been approached by other communities interested in starting their own centers and have assisted in the creation of three new centers.  The Forensic Center has served over 800 older adults and adults with disabilities. 

Based on these experiences, the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect has created a manual and 20-minute companion DVD.

Cover of Creating an Elder Abuse Forensic Center manual


The manual and DVD toolkit provides any agency that hopes to develop an Elder Abuse Forensic Center (EAFC) with the preliminary structure and ideas that have proven useful to those who have already embarked on this endeavor. 


Creating an Elder Abuse Forensic Center manual and companion DVD addresses:

  • What are the benefits?
  • Tips from practitioners who started their own Centers
  • Multidisciplinary considerations and logistical help

Learn more about the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center. 

Purchase these materials from Terra Nova Films.

View sample forms from the Appendices (PDF).

For journal articles about the Elder Abuse Forensic Center of Orange County and related research studies, visit the Publications page. 

Elder Abuse Forensic Center playlist on YouTube